Samuel Smith's Nut Brown Ale | Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)

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Samuel Smith's Nut Brown AleSamuel Smith's Nut Brown Ale

Brewed by:
Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
England, United Kingdom

Style: English Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 07-11-2001

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I tried this and it was a good beer. I'm not going to go super in depth but just give an overview.

A: Good appearance, dark brown with a brown head and nice lacing.

S: I get some malt and chesnut, with some caramel and other flavors. Not quite as rich as I thought it was going to be but then again I'm new to Brown Ales.

T: I liked the taste, rich and flavorful, refreshing.

M: It wasn't as full-bodied as I expected it to be, just a little more watery than it looks; not that it is watery, it's fairly creamy, it just has a lighter body to it than it looks.

D: I could have a couple of these with a nice roast, or by itself, very enjoyable beer.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Glass - Pint

A - Clear red/dark brown color with a 1-2 finger off white head, didn't stick around at all. Lacing, not much at all but the a nice ring of foam stuck around till the end.

S - Bold nuttiness with notes of butter, pretty dry as well with some semi bight apple notes and cracker. Simple and still inviting.

T - Very nutty with traces of butter throughout, wonderful biscuit & toast finishes with more buttery & nuttiness. Soft bitterness balances it all out.

M - Lite-moderate crispness, slightly thin feel and goes down easy. Lite bodied, compliments flavor profile perfectly! I love the feel.

D - Wow, does this brewery make a bad beer? Just flawless, simple, refreshing, delicious and very drinkable. I could down a 6pack of this brew, just so nutty and buttery, ahh, very very good. I definitely recommend this one, and I would buy another for sure. Cheers!

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caramel colored body serves as an apt preview of things to come. Sweet, complex caramel aroma with a nice nuttiness. Sweet caramel maltiness provides the base with nutty malt notes, earthy floral hops, toffee, and brown sugar. Smooth and refreshing, the kind of beer that requires restraint to keep you from chugging it. Subtle, mild, and utterly English.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Picked up as a 12oz. single from the state liquor store, Vernal, UT. Approximately $2.

A: dark copper brown, relatively nice red accents when held to the light. cream colored head, densely packed bubbles in the head. excellent rings of lacing on this one. head is about half an inch thick or so.

S: buttery, somewhat chocolate, and a light nuttiness, can't really place it, not much going on in the way of hops. faint hint of honey in there as well. rather simple smelling, but on par for the style.

T: sweet, nuts and coffee combined in this one, this is really similar to a mild roast coffee, quite simple, but fulfilling. definitely a buttery taste as well, cream even. can't really detect much of a hop presence, but what is there is earth and subdued, and hits the palate after the beer has been swallowed. excellent balance.

M: creamy and buttery, the carbonation isn't quite as high as other browns, and it hits the spot quite nicely. coats the mouth, and is somewhat sticky, but still goes down smooth.

D: with its balance i could easily drink a few of these, but not many more, it seems that the sweetness would probably catch up with me in the end. really a great beer, and one that i have overlooked many times. there is beauty in simplicity.

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Samuel Smith's Nut Brown Ale from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
4.07 out of 5 based on 3,876 ratings.
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